Bond Melbury Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

$269

The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Melbury, which comes from the hills east of Rutherford just north of Lake Hennessey and Pritchard Hill, is absolutely spectacular. This is a 7-acre parcel, planted in sedimentary and clay soils on steep slopes. Deep purple, with blueberry, black raspberry and graphite notes, a gracious and generous, full-bodied mouthfeel, soft, but noticeable tannin, a refreshing finish and loads of complexity, this is a compelling 2005 that seems to be coming close to its plateau of maturity, where it should last for 20-25 years. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Zach Cherry Delectable Pro

Account Manager Worldwide Wine & Spirits

Very concentrated. Still a baby, with ultra tight dark fruit, tar, toasty oak and baking spice.

Very concentrated. Still a baby, with ultra tight dark fruit, tar, toasty oak and baking spice.

9.2

Alex Kroblin Delectable Pro

Co-owner Thirst Wine Merchants

Worth the price? Probably.

Worth the price? Probably.

8.8

James Parker Huston, CWE Delectable Pro

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

Still young, tannic, but great potential.

Still young, tannic, but great potential.

9.0

Berry

Goosefoot dinner with the ladies. Best wine :)

Goosefoot dinner with the ladies. Best wine :)

9.8

Kelvin Ko

Had it 2015.10.26--Scent of various flowers exploded when opened. First sip of this Napa Cult wine (Grand Cru of the region according to its winemaker) by Harlan already evoked memories of left bank Bordeaux wines. Aerated for about 30 minutes before enjoying its notes of peppery, leathery and berries and lasting taste with good steak and more importantly congenial company. I asked the friend and host to talk about his definition of good wine and he said--it's who you had the wine with that made it so very memorable...I guess we wine fanatics are just sentimental people after all :)

Had it 2015.10.26--Scent of various flowers exploded when opened. First sip of this Napa Cult wine (Grand Cru of the region according to its winemaker) by Harlan already evoked memories of left bank Bordeaux wines. Aerated for about 30 minutes before enjoying its notes of peppery, leathery and berries and lasting taste with good steak and more importantly congenial company. I asked the friend and host to talk about his definition of good wine and he said--it's who you had the wine with that made it so very memorable...I guess we wine fanatics are just sentimental people after all :)

9.0

Scott Schuster

Spectacular and rich and fruity and wonderful. Also costs a lot though.....

Spectacular and rich and fruity and wonderful. Also costs a lot though.....

9.4

jesus g Delectable Pro

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

Oh yeah!!! You go bud

Oh yeah!!! You go bud

9.3

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